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Long Is This Road

Updated on January 10, 2013

Everyone has a road to travel...

A thin veil of cloudy fog clings tightly to the windshield
Evaporating slowly
I watch intently as it recedes along the glass slowly clearing my once obstructed view

I am on a journey.
I am writing a story with each mile traveled and I still have such a long way to go

I travel alone
Not by choice
Not by my design
I take solace in the company of music
I drive
I listen to my soundtrack move throughout the vehicle
Dancing in and out of my head
Conjuring new and sometimes forgotten feelings with each new song
I am grateful for this gift, this constant passenger as I move through long stretches of darkness on my lonely journey

I have had traveling companions before
Picked up along the way and dropped off when it became clear that we'd gone as far as we can go together
I've met angels and I've met dragons and discovered the two are often difficult to differentiate until it's too late.

I press on along this long and winding road
Through days filled with sunlight and the laughter of children to nights racked with lightning storms
The twisted bolts of electric fury crashing onto the pavement below my wheels
They narrowly miss the fuel tank upon which my journey relies

The music continues uninterrupted
I keep driving

Each new stop along the way conjuring emotions within
I feel them begging to be released in a tidal wave of a thirst for knowledge that cannot be contained
I have felt the might of love's kiss and the sting of the knife she wields behind her back
I have felt the warm rush of joy rise up from my stomach to my brain
I have also felt sorrows that have broken every inch of my heart to pieces

Regardless of what I experience
Good or bad

Or whom I encounter
Saint or serpent

My story continues and this road goes on
We all must see our destiny through

A new song comes on over the radio and I can see someone new waiting for a ride in the distance

Download the song that inspired this!

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    • Andy McGuire profile imageAUTHOR

      Andy McGuire 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      If you liked this, I highly recommend the song that inspired it. I think it does a waaaay better job.

    • blaise25 profile image

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      How lonely it is to travel alone..but with songs and music, we are brought to different time and place..sometimes with someone..

      I love this all in all. :)

    • Andy McGuire profile imageAUTHOR

      Andy McGuire 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's nice to know somebody appreciates my unbridled genius, LoL. I got the inspiration for the theme of a car trip from the Rise Against song, "The Approaching Curve" which is a very unique sounding song (like a cross between a novel and a song).

    • James-wolve profile image

      Tijani Achamlal 

      8 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome,deep and beautifully constructed .I like the way how you summarize your life journey in a symbolical poem.I voted up.Thanks for sharing.

    • Andy McGuire profile imageAUTHOR

      Andy McGuire 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA


    • Garagebellevue profile image


      8 years ago

      Dream Road


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